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The HMNS School of Rock: Cracking Caveman Crafts in the Classroom
November 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Today’s guest post was written by Dr. Gus Costa, Geoarchaeologist at Rice University and Paleoarts Educator/Owner of The Flintstone Factory The ascent of humankind is an unlikely story of a clawless, small-toothed primate prevailing in a brutish world of horrific beasts. How did our ancestors compete with lions, tigers and bears? More importantly, how would […]

Do you dig historic Houston? TxDOT and Join the Houston Archeology Society August 17!
August 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

While the Texas Department of Transportation — aka TxDOT — is tasked with providing safe and reliable transportation solutions for the traveling public, the agency is also committed to preserving the environment and its history. The Dimond Knoll site (41HR796) was discovered in northwestern Harris County in the fall of 1996 by a team of […]

Oh, just another day in the life of exhibits: Installation in pictures (with inanimate commentary)
July 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Done any home improvement projects lately? Us, too! This Monday we installed two new nautical creatures in the new Hall of Paleontology, and we documented one of the installs for you fine people. THIS GUY: Know what he is? He’s a ginormous Eurypterid, otherwise known as a sea scorpion. We don’t know about y’all, but […]

Bakker blogs: Bulldozer worms and the end of peace on the ocean floor
May 24, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Life first evolved about 3.5 billion years ago, at the beginning of the Precambrian Eras. At first, life was made up of simple microbes (bacteria) that could survive horrible conditions, including acid oceans and no oxygen in the air or water. For 2.7 billion years, the sea bottom remained (mostly) peaceful, quiet and flat. Microbes […]


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